Grandma out $950 After Hospital Scam

COLUMBUS – A grandma is out $950 after a scammer tricked her into wiring money.

Police say a local woman reported receiving a call from a scammer posing as her grandson. The scammer convinced the woman that he had just left the hospital, and needed to pay a bill, says police.

The woman sent the money via wire transfer, said authorities.

If you believe someone may be attempting to scam you, Columbus Police encourage you to call them at 402-564-3201.

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